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April 3, 2009

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Ohio State Lima faculty honored

Faculty members at The Ohio State University at Lima continue to rack up the honors.

Dr. William Ackerman, Associate Professor of Geography, was recognized for his contribution to the educational careers of Ohio State students at the 20th annual Sphinx Senior Class Honorary and Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception. Members of the honoraries nominate faculty and staff members who have been supportive of student and have shown genuine interest and concern for the educational development of undergraduate students; have successfully advised students in their academic curricula and career options; and have been role models and inspirations to students. Dr. Ackerman was nominated by Sphinx member Nellie Smith for the John T. and Ruth Weimer Mount Award. The Sphinx Senior Honorary was founded in 1907. It is the oldest and most prestigious honorary at The Ohio State University. †Each year, only 24 students are selected to the membership.

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck has been awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2009. The award carries with it a $5,000 grant to be used to further Sutton-Ramspeckís award-winning poetry. His poetry collection, Black Tupelo Country, received the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry in autumn 2008. Sutton-Ramspeck is the coordinator of Ohio State Limaís Writing Center for students and was recently named the English Departmentís newest Assistant Professor, a position that goes into effect at the beginning of Autumn Quarter 2009. He teaches composition and creative writing (poetry and fiction).

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